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     Jun 9, '14


Bulgaria halts work on South Stream
By Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski has announced that Bulgaria is suspending work on the disputed Russian-backed South Stream gas pipeline following criticism from the European



Union and United States.

Oresharski, speaking after a meeting with U.S. senators, said, "I have ordered all work to be stopped. We will decide on further developments following consultations with Brussels."

Russia's Energy Ministry said that Moscow has not yet received any official notifications from Bulgaria about the suspension.

South Stream is a 2,380-kilometer pipeline planned to transport Russian natural gas to the EU bypassing Ukraine. More ...

Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC 20036. For original article, see here

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